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Human Social Evolution: A Comparison of Hunter-gatherer and Chimpanzee Social Organization

Robert Layton and Sean O'Hara

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter compares the social behaviour of human hunter-gatherers with that of the better-studied chimpanzee species, Pan troglodytes, in an attempt to pinpoint the unique features of human social ... More


Chimpanzee grooming gestures and sounds: what might they tell us about how language evolved?

Simone Pika

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Human language, without precedent elsewhere in the biological world, has often been used to define what it means to be human. Although there are on-going debates on whether language originated from ... More


Geographic Variation in Behavior of a Primate Taxon: Stress Responses as a Proximate Mechanism in the Evolution of Social Behavior

Sue Boinski

in Geographic Variation in Behavior: Perspectives on Evolutionary Mechanisms

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195082951
eISBN:
9780197560440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195082951.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Temperament is a complex behavioral trait that describes characteristic patterns of response to environmental, particularly social, conditions and perturbations. ... More


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